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    Eric's sketchbook - From N00B to PRO (hopefully!)

    Hi!
    Well, I've been checking out CA for quite some time now and I decided to finally sign up. My name is Eric-Anthony, 17 years of age and I'm here to become a better artist. I have just recently started painting digitally with a tablet and it seems very difficult but I guess thats O.K. I will be posting both traditional and digital sketches.

    It's my goal to reach the potential of a professional artist, and I thought I'd share my daily sketches here, to receive some critiques that will boost up my improvement.

    I hope to receive a lot of crits and advice as that is very important to me.
    Thx in advance!

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    Welcome to CA. That's a fun painting. The only thing I can say of it with my limited experience is that everything seems to be made of the same material. His glasses and his skin, for instance, both appear to be made of the same mysterious fleshy substance. If that is what it looked like after the guy's tutorial cool, but that's just something I noticed.

    It does have much character, thought, which is great.

    Keep painting, drawing, or whatever you prefer.

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    Thank you very much for the comment
    Well, the painting in the video looked a lot better i'd say xD. I will work on colors and materials in my next painting! the skin is very hard to paint as i never get a realistic result btw this is my 2nd painting with my tablet

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    Hi Eric-Anthony,

    nice start so far ^^ good luck with posting dude

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    Nice study. Practice, practice.


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    Ok so here are some more sketches, mostly figure studies and some random stuff xD
    my shading isn't very good so I'll work on that some more.
    Sketches like these take me about 30 minutes.

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    Ok so i just started painting this piece.. its a wip, so give me some advice

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    nice portrait you have in the first post.

    as for your most recent wip here, I suggest you pay attention to the underling structure of the face--her skull, and how it makes her face shaped the way it is.

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    a la bapsi: Thank you , I just rotated the image and saw the mistakes..

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    I really like how this picture is working out. but is her pupil area really that big? Anyway, finish it! I really want to see how it turns out. good luck

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    i like your stuff my friend. though on that old man painting, it looks a little out of place to have such a textured background. i would save textures for a more dynamic piece, i could see that looking better without it. (just so the focus is more on your painting.)

    and a crit for your most recent painting: there is going to be a lot of shadow inside her eye socket (between her right eye and nose). also, listen to a la bapsi.

    and keevy, if your going to define the pupil, make it smaller. it looks like shes on LCD or something right now. though i didnt notice that until keevy pointed it out

    keep it up

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    everytime i post something its a double. what da shiz. regardless... ill just make this a pump up post.

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    keevy39 ye i agree, it seems kinda big now that im looking at it.. i actually wanted it to be big but not "too" big of course, so i will def work on that.

    avocado thx for the help, i will re-do the background and post a pic of it later.. i also worked on the girls face since my last post and i guess it looks better now. still have to find out how to paint her though ^^


    To-do list:
    -Work on the background of "old man" painting
    -Edit the girl's eye
    -Finding out how to paint hair


    Here's how far i am atm, will continue working on it tomorrow..

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    *update*

    well, i did some adjustments and i hope that its better now..

    i fixed the pupil, painted the lips / arm / hand.

    i still need to figure out how to paint hair xD tutorial needed plz

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    so i deleted the textures and changed the background color to give it a different mood.. what ya think?

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    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for stopping by my SB! You got a good start here...keep 'em coming!

    That old dude makes me smile.




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    Jephyr X Haha thx it was actually my 2nd digital painting ever

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    well, as i said, i dont know anything bout painting hair and i just cant get them too look right.. is this looking ok for the beginning or not? ^^

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    There you go! its coming along. Are you using a ref pick? maybe post that with your next update. http://features.cgsociety.org/story_...?story_id=3174

    this might help you.

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    well, i think ima work on something else and finish this some time later..

    here's the ref:

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    my daily gesture sketches
    should i add more detail?

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    Hi Eric,

    The portrait is coming along...so if you take a break...come back to it.

    You have a good sense of movement and line in those gestures. Throwing some detail in is good practice...but I'd keep at these too.


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    My post didn't move you to the SB's page 1

    bump>


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    Well they're basically gesture sketches, and even if not, they're pretty detailed i think
    Do a lot of flow and shape ones, and 1-2 really detailed ones if you want.
    But as they are now, they're great! Nice curves.
    Your portrait has a nice start too, but i think you're rushing it. Look at it more, find basic shapes, block in n then refine. Or whatever works for you, just don't rush it!

    Do more, don't stop!!!

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    Jephyr X Thx for the comment! I am glad that you like my gestures.

    BlackDelphin Thx. I haven't looked at the portrait for a while and just realised the mistakes I did.. Thx again for the help, I appreciate it very much!


    Well, I haven't been online for a while because I've been very busy (school, work etc..). So I thought I'd update my sketchbook again with a little sketch I did a few days ago.

    Here's the sketch (I got inspired by a video I saw and just painted my own version of the image):

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    I think beteen the antenna on the roof and the helicopter it really sells this one. I just posted today for the first time and I'm trying to get some input if you get the time.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=181639

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    tylerfontes thx for your comment and welcome to CA!

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    Hey man! Nice gestures in the figure drawings. Try more observational drawings they really help accelerate your skills in the beginning. Draw whatever you can from life: your room, tabletop, anything! What you study helps to inform your future works so go go go!!!!

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    simple sketch, tried to concentrate on value

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    Here's a sketch I did this morning. I don't like the way the cloth turned out.

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